Deborah Reber takes a look at three companies, CINAR Animation, Porchlight Entertainment and Big Idea Productions, that are making a living out of the growing market of wholesome family entertainment.
Chuck Pirtle discusses the latest text on Harry Smith, Think of the Self Speaking: Selected Interviews of Harry Smith. Featuring interviews from 1968-1989, this text elaborates on the life of this groundbreaking American Surrealist artist.
Rani Singh relates the operations of the Harry Smith Archives as she and others try to collect, restore and rebuild the works of Harry Smith.
Did you know that before Hey Arnold!, Craig Bartlett completed several projects for amusement parks and World's Fairs? Joe Bevilacqua looks into Craig Bartlett's past life...
Charles Solomon reviews PIXAR's much anticipated follow up to Toy Story, A Bug's Life, which is funny, bright and a joy to watch.
Selected by Awards Jury: Joe Bacal of Griffin Bacal, Julie Barkan of Barkan Productions (previously with Foote, Cone & Belding), Paul Posnick of Posnick & Kolker, Lisa Bennett of Leo Burnett, Dave Shea of Saatchi & Saatchi, Alice Germanetti of Ogilvy & Mather, Bob Skollar of Grey Advertising, Cathy Grisham of Campbell Mithun Esty and Jeff York of J. Walter Thompson.
Best Electronic/Video Game Commercial, Gold: "Nintendo - Tongue Lashing," Nintendo of America, Leo Burnett, Chicago.
Best Doll Commercial, Gold: "Cool Blue Barbie," Mattel, Inc., Ogilvy & Mather, Los...
Scott Jenkins reviews Timing for Animation by Harold Whitaker and John Halas. Now in its eighth printingthere might be something to this book!
Buzz Potamkin attended New York City's first serious look at the increasingly complex and important world of taping into the kids' market. He was pleasantly surprised by the insightful panels and discussion. he 1998 Golden Marble Award Winners were announced at the event as well.
Brad Bird, director of Warner Bros. Feature Animation's The Iron Giant, discusses the latest in storyboarding techniques and how he applied them to the film.
Are Kids Following Little Bo-Peep's Sheep? is a sidebar discussing the continuing erosion of audience numbers that will, in time, lead to a lag in advertising dollars...
The 1998 Cartoon Forum, held in Greece, gave Europe a grand opportunity to put productions into motion. Marie Beardmore reports.
The sixth installment of Barry Purves' production diary as he chronicles producing a series of animated shorts for Channel 4. An Animation World Magazine exclusive.
A survey of cartoon characters related to this issue's theme of licensing and merchandising, answering, "What ten films would you want to have with you if stranded on a desert island?"
Mark Christiansen reviews the next evolution of Principles of Three-Dimensional Computer Animation, an academic textbook on computer graphics that is worth the read.
Heather KenyonIt is true. One cannot discuss animation without discussing Disney. From early marketing plans to today's newest animated feature, Disney has played a major role in our industry. While many may wrinkle their nose at the monolith, one must admit that the impact of this one man and his company is amazing.
In our Feature Animation section, Tom Sito discusses the turmoil at Disney Feature Animation in "Disney's The Fox and the Hound: The Coming of the Next Generation." The Fox and the Hound was a film made during the transition...
Deborah Fallows relates her experiences at the 1998 Ottawa International Animation Festival, a well-run, well-organized event that managed to stay fit and trim in a crowded year on the festival circuit.
Tom Sito discusses the turmoil at Disney Feature Animation around the time The Fox and the Hound was made, marking the transition between the Old Men of the Classic Era and the newcomers of today's animation industry.
Upon hearing the news that L'Enfant au Grelot/Charlie's Christmas won the Cartoon d'Or, Animation World Magazine asked director Jacques-Ry Girerd to share his thoughts.
A l'annonce de la remise du Cartoon d'Or L'Enfant au Grelot, Animation World Magazine a demandau rlisateur Jacques-Ry Girerd de partager sa rction.
Jean Hamel nous entretient de la collection de films d'animation des archives de la Cinathue Quoise.
Oscar winner Jan Pinkava and a group of animators spontaneously collaborated to make a stop-motion animated film in one day during the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Wendy Jackson reports. Includes a Quicktime movie.
A little known Disney character, a clumsy but well-meaning horse, became a licensing sensation by not being in a film - twice! J.B. Kaufman explains.